This purchase does NOT include participation in the live event. You are purchasing access to a recording of the webinar: "On the Road Again with UM/UIM: Is There a Brainard Detour on the Horizon?"
Recorded Wednesday, March 25 @ 12:00 Noon - 1:00pm Central
Earn up to 1.0 hour MCLE credit if filed in 2020!
About the Webinar: Two recent opinions issued by the San Antonio Court of Appeals have called into question the way that Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist cases are handled in Texas. In Allstate Insurance Company v. Irwin, 2019 WL 3937281 (Tex. App. - San Antonio August 21, 2019) and Allstate Fire and Casualty Co. v. Inclan, 2020 EL 373061 (Tex. App. - Corpus Christi, January 23, 2020), two intermediate courts have held that attorneys' fees are recoverable in UM/UIM declaratory judgment actions and in State Farm Mutual Automobile Association v. Cook, 2019 WL 4453763 (Tex. App. - San Antonio September 18, 2019) the San Antonio Court of Appeals held, in a matter of first impression, that an insurer can act in bad faith by failing to reasonably investigate or delaying payment on a claim for UM benefits until after the insured obtains a judgment establishing the liability and uninsured status of the other motorist. Meanwhile, litigants continue to squabble about the scope of discovery in UM/UIM cases, with mixed messages coming from the various intermediate courts and the Texas Supreme Court showing little willingness to review those decisions. What's a practitioner to do? In this webinar, Shawn Mechler, an attorney who regularly represents policyholders in UM/UIM cases and who authored the brief in the Irwin case, will discuss the question with Catherine L. Hanna, an attorney who represents insurance carriers.
Presented by: Catherine L. Hanna, Hanna & Plaut, L.L.P., Austin, Texas (Carrier) & Shawn M. Mechler, Crosley Law Firm, P.C., San Antonio, Texas (Policyholder)
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